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TA Question???

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#1 sil moh

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    Posted 29 August 2008 - 05:24 PM

    My SIL is getting married in the Mayan, she has been talking to a TA in her home town. The TA has asked for a deposit of 10% of 10 tickets, which works out to $2000.

    What if she doesn't get 10 tickets reserved through the TA, some of us will most likely book online, or with our own TA's, because we are all coming from accross canada.

    I just wondered if this was normal, I just found that to be a lot of money as a deposit.

    #2 TA Lindsay

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      Posted 29 August 2008 - 05:48 PM

      That TA probably has a group rate for your SIL. In order to qualify for the group rates, there needs to be a minimum of 10 adults booked to travel on the same dates - it doesn't always have to be departing from the same city - it depends on the tour operator)...In order to secure the group rates, those 10 deposits are required for the trip.

      If your SIL doesn't get 10 people reserved through that particular TA, she will lose the deposit, and any people that are booked will not be able to get the group rates...

      Sometimes the bride and groom make the full deposit for the 10 passengers to guarantee their rates, then when other guests call to book, their deposits are added to the booking and the initial $2000 gets credited back to the bride and groom (toward the cost of the trip). If the bride & groom don't want to/can't put the deposits down for the group, then everyone can book through the same TA - as CayoLargo suggested...that is what most of my groups end up doing...I have the guests contact me and each put their deposits. down...

      Sorry, that probably sounds kind of confusing - if you need more clarification, feel free to PM me!!! :)


      #3 CayoLargo

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        Posted 29 August 2008 - 06:05 PM

        Well the way I did it...was I also have a TA...he did not make me do a deposit but he did ask that all guests book through him so that everyone can get the lowest rate. So right now it does not matter where anyone is living or flying from they are booking through him and it is working out tremendously...as we now know who is fully booked, if they are paid and so and so forth.

        I am not sure about the whole deposit thing...but each TA is different.
        Engaged: December 25, 2007
        Married: February 4, 2009
        Wedding Destination: Cuba
        Wedding Resort: Sol Cayo Largo

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